I've been spending a lot of time recently in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge as I work nearby and have a free pass. I discovered this fetching piece of twig whilst I was wandering about. Some might say it is just a twig but I sense it might be more. Look at that eye in … Continue reading A Magic Wand Find! Plus Harry Potter Sorting Houses – Shock/Horror – I’m in #Slytherin
There are so many labels. What do you call yourself? "Terminology in the world of magic can be hugely confusing. Every day people ask me if they’re a witch or a wizard, or maybe a warlock? Some people use Wicca as an umbrella term and still others are convinced that witchcraft and paganism are inseparable. … Continue reading Witch Or Pagan: Do You Really Know The Difference? — The Traveling Witch
If you've ever been curious as to how to make a salt bowl to cleanse the energy of your home, here are a few steps to get you started in the right [...] Click the link below to find out more. ❤ Source: The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home … Continue reading The Cleansing Power of Salt Bowls: Removing Negative Energy From The Home | Make Your Own Salt Bowl To Absorb Negative Energy In Your Home
My newest book, The Sisters of the Fey, features Ziva, the mother goddess. Have a read of this traditional Slavic goddess.
By Phoenix of Elder Mountain Dreaming (compilation) – I searched and did a compilation on the Goddess Siwa or Ziva as she is known. Because I work with Slavic Fire and Water Rituals, both in my folk healing and collective work, the Living Waters of Siva | Ziva is one of my favorites including Marzanna. Both of these goddesses are known as the Waters of Life.
With the demotion and demolishing of the Goddess over the last 2400 years, her rebirth in the last fifty years has brought both women scholars, writers and pagan writers to the forefront of all that was lost and returned (rebirthed). She is the embodiment of prehistory, before grandfathers cultures and kingdoms and even paganism existed, and she is here to stay.
Honoring the goddess in her true nature, mother earth, animals, birds and the bird souls and women, connect us to our prehistory, our…
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Finding time to honor our Pagan roots or path can sometimes be difficult to fulfill on a daily basis. The Witch of Lupine Hollow has some great suggestions. ❤ Click the link below to read more. Ten quick and easy ideas to connect with your spirituality on the go on a daily basis! Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 Mini Rituals for Your Daily Spiritual Practice – The Witch of Lupine Hollow
I had hoped to share this earlier in the month but, better later than never. March can be a cruel month as far as weather goes. So, check out his post by Molly Khan that shares a propitiatory rite to acknowledge the destructive power of the March winds and weather, and pleading instead for the … Continue reading In Like a Lion: A March Ritual for Hreda | Molly Khan
My magical altar - notice the prominence of my bell. I loved this post by Astrea where she explains more about incorporating a "bell" into your practice. I ring mine three times because the number three signifies harmony, wisdom, and understanding. Read more about the number three HERE. Astrea shares more wisdom below: In magical … Continue reading The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits & Change | The Witch’s Bell As An Altar Tool: Calling Spirits And Change
The second celebration on the Pagan Wheel of the Year is the Spring Equinox, also called Ostara, which is named after the Germanic goddess, Eostre, of Norse origin. Her name was also the inspiration for the Christian name, "Easter," and for the name, "Ostara." Eostre is the goddess of springtime and is always represented with … Continue reading The Goddesses Eostre & Vesna; Celebrating Ostara & the Spring Equinox, by Colleen M. Chesebro
Holidays are busy times, and it's hard to think of ideas to celebrate them each year. Here's some easy ways to honor the coming of spring this equinox! Source: Easy Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox | Molly Khan
"...What we know is that Ostara (or Eostre) is a Germanic Goddess of the Dawn, who may or may not have been associated with Spring. The early English Christian monk Bede (673 – 735) is our only source for the connection, which is where the English name for the Christian holy day Easter comes from..." … Continue reading 8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan | John Beckett